So I've finally decided to get my shit together and start skating again. The problem is that I live in a city where there's no skating club. Which means no coaches to hire and the only option is to try to practice myself. Hardly an optimal situation but I have no choice. Are there any "do-it-yourself" guides published or on the internet? I found a couple of guides on about.com and this: http://home.pacbell.net/anamga/intro.html#Adult Anybody knows of anything else that could be useful? As for my level, I can barely do my backward crossovers. So my current goals are: forward scratch spin and learning other steps than basic forward three-turns (that I can't really control well anyhow ;P), I guess. I really want to push myself further and try something new.